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Mercury concentrations, isotopic composition, biomass, and taxonomy of stream and riparian organisms in the vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho, 2015-2016

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Start Date
2015-07-23
End Date
2016-08-03

Citation

Kraus, J.M., Pribil, M.J., Rutherford, D.L., Stricker, C.A., McGee, B.N., Todd, A.S., and Holloway, J.M., 2022, Mercury concentrations, isotopic composition, biomass, and taxonomy of stream and riparian organisms in the vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho, 2015-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9P43XBX.

Summary

This data release includes sampling location data; field-collected stream attribute data; laboratory-analyzed chemistry concentrations (total mercury, methyl mercury) and isotopic composition (total mercury, carbon, and nitrogen) for stream biota (seston, periphyton, benthic insects, emerging adult insects, riparian spiders, and fish); density, body length, and taxonomic information for benthic insects; and density, biomass, and taxonomic information for emerging adult aquatic insects for biota sampled from stream reaches up and downstream of an historical mercury mine site. Sampling took place during summer low-flow conditions in 2015 and 2016. Stream reaches were located on USFS land near the Cinnabar Mine Site in the vicinity of [...]

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EmergenceTrapCount.txt 4.04 KB text/plain
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HessTrapCount.txt 17.69 KB text/plain
HessTrapInformation.txt 378 Bytes text/plain
Mercury_concentrations_isotopic_composition_biomass_and_taxonomy_of_stream_and_riparian_organisms.xml
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PointCharacteristics.txt 13.89 KB text/plain
ReachCharacteristics.txt 14.97 KB text/plain
SiteCharacteristics.txt 3.61 KB text/plain
StableIsotope_MethylMercury_TotalMercury_Analysis.txt 67.91 KB text/plain

Purpose

These data were collected to test hypotheses about the ecological effects of mercury mining on downstream linked aquatic and riparian food webs. They were collected as part of a larger effort to understand chemical and physical processes linked to downstream effects of mining in this watershed.

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